Rome's mayor predicts enthronement of new Pope on March 17
Catholic World News - March 07, 2013
Rome’s Mayor Gianni Alemanno has predicted that a new Pope will be enthroned on March 17.
Alemanno did not explain why he believed the papal enthronement would “probably” occur on that date. But he remarked that the day could be a busy one, since March 17 is already the date for celebrations of the anniversary of Italian unification and for Rome’s marathon. The mayor said that if the papal enthronement is scheduled for that Sunday, the marathon will be postponed.
The College of Cardinals has not yet set a date for the opening of the conclave that will elect the next Pontiff. Even if the conclave begins soon and reaches a decision quickly, the formal enthronement of a new Pope usually takes place several days after his election. Thus March 17 seems unrealistically early to be a likely date for that ceremony.
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